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What long-term effects are seen with nasal steroid use?

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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not much

Most common is occasional nosebleeds or headache.
Of serious effects, at very high doses, a few reports have shown children with a slight slowing of their growth rate. As far as we can tell, they end up their predicted adult height. There have been a few reports of cataracts or infections within the nose, but these are rare, and might not be related to the steroid.

In brief: Not much

Most common is occasional nosebleeds or headache.
Of serious effects, at very high doses, a few reports have shown children with a slight slowing of their growth rate. As far as we can tell, they end up their predicted adult height. There have been a few reports of cataracts or infections within the nose, but these are rare, and might not be related to the steroid.
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Debatable

There is a strong debate if they increase intraocular pressure, thin out nasal mucosa, cause nasal septal injury if used incorrectly.
Fortunately, these side effects are extremely rare and should not be a part of your thought process in using them.

In brief: Debatable

There is a strong debate if they increase intraocular pressure, thin out nasal mucosa, cause nasal septal injury if used incorrectly.
Fortunately, these side effects are extremely rare and should not be a part of your thought process in using them.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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